Archive for November 2006

mrbrown’s “White Christmas”


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mrbrown’s “White Christmas”

I’m dreaming of a Big Bonus
Just like civil servants got you know
ask my big boss to listen,
he say no budget this season
Our cost all go up long ago

I’m dreaming of a Big Bonus
Economy great say men in white
As our GDP growth numbers take flight
It’s the perfect time for a tax hike

I’m dreaming of a Big Bonus
My boss won’t give me 2.2
He say he not garment
Not even increment
And if I talk some more, get pay cut too

I’m dreaming I don’t get retrenchment
No job no money, go jiak sai
Better next time don’t ask boss why
Or else Christmas time, eat grass and die.

My ex’s wedding

Jessie got married early last month. I wasn’t invited because they held their wedding at some country club and couldn’t invite too many guest. Heng ah. Else I don’t know how am I going to attend the wedding.

Before you got me wrong, let me explain. I’m no longer in love with her anymore. We are just friends now.

Just that it would be abit weird to attend your ex’s wedding. Meeting her parents and family again. Then your friends will be watching your every action, worrying that you will create trouble. It is just….. very weird.

Anyway, I’m glad I’m not invited. Don’t need to go thru the werid feeling stuff.

I was looking at her wedding photos that she placed online. Felt happy for her that she found a good husband.

Then I saw their family photo. Its been 4 years since I’ve last seen them. Her parents looked exactly the same. The eldest sister had married her boyfriend and they had a baby gal already. The 2nd sister still looked almost the same, except prettier. The older brother didn’t change at all. The younger brother changed a lot. Could hardly recongnise him.

Amazing how much has changed within 4 years.


I was wondering….. If we didn’t break up 4 years ago, would I be able to provide her the same things now? A nice wedding, a beautiful house, a car etc etc etc…. I don’t think so.

Luckily she didn’t stick with a loser like me.

Palm TX to meeting


Was dragged to attend a last minute meeting at another office. The meeting is expected to end at 6pm. As I will not be returning to my office after the meeting, I was abit lazy to bring my writting material along. Instead, I just use my Palm TX to take down all the notes.

I bet I look very funny at the meeting today. Imagine everyone with either a writting materials or a laptop and I’m having a tiny PDA. But hey, my TX can do just about everything.

I jot down notes using note pad.
I check schedule on my calendar.
I note down action item on my to do task.

Sometimes I wonder why did I still bother to bring writting materials to meeting.


Just finish a last minute meeting at another office.
Now at bugis starbuck enjoying a cup of cafe mocha.
Life is about enjoyment.

No longer my sub team

Got a query regarding some issue about my previous sub team.

Basically, there are 2 solutions to this problem. Method A is quick and easy but there is no way of tracing back the changes if required. Method B takes more time and effort to do but is tracable if required.

In the past, we would choose method B so that if there is an error or queries, we can still trace back the changes easily. So I told the user that we should use method B. As I’m no longer in my previous sub team, I forward the email to the new sub teamlead for him to take action.

But he came back to me and said that we should be using method A instead of B. Giving many reasons like method B is unpredictable etc etc. Hello, we’ve been doing method B in the past. There isn’t any problem.

Been telling him that method A is near impossible to trace if there is an error or query, but he insist that it is possible.

After 5 minutes of discussion, I decided to take a step back. No point arguing when he doesn’t seem to listen. If he decided to use method A, so be it.

After all, its no longer my sub team. If there is a mess, it will not be me clearing up. So why I bother so much? I’ve already advice you that method B would be better. Its up to you to decide which one to take.

Method A lor…. up to you. None of my business anyway.